Limited License Radiologic Technologist (LRT)
What does a Limited License Radiologic Technologist do?
One of the primary responsibilities of an LRT is to create images of patients’ bodies using medical equipment. This helps doctors diagnose and treat diseases and injuries. Depending on their specialty, an LRT might use X-ray, MRI, CT, fluoroscopy, or sonography equipment. Some licensed radiologic technicians prepare and inject radiopharmaceutical agents into patients before creating the images. Radiology technicians may also help physicians perform procedures—such as angioplasty or stent insertion—to treat heart and blood vessel diseases without surgery.
Where can a licensed radiologic technician work?
Radiologic technologists can expect to work in settings such as doctors offices, urgent care facilities, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals, and other medical facilities.
Skills learned during the LRT certification course
This course is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as an x-ray technician. Many LRTs have previous CCMA and/or CNA experience. Students will learn the fundamentals of radiography, including positioning, radiation safety, medical terminology, and anatomy and physiology. Radiation safety and maintenance of equipment are also addressed. The course includes both virtual lecture and in-person lab instruction, which enables students to practice the skills they are learning in class, including performing x-rays. In addition to acquiring knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be a limited license radiologic technologist, students will receive test preparation to help them prepare to take the State of Virginia ARRT licensure examination.
Radiologic Technologists can expect to:
- Set up and operate x-ray machine
- Explain procedures to patients
- Work closely with patients
- Many radiologic technologists are also certified medical assistants or CNAs and can expect to perform patient care activities.
LRT Class Schedule
The next LRT class begins Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Classes will be held from 11:00 – 3:00 pm on Tuesdays for 12 weeks (only instruction portion). Clinicals will follow the instruction portion and take several months to complete. CLASS WILL BE HELD in Warrenton, VA.
LRT Tuition, Fees and Program Requirements
Tuition for the Limited License Radiologic Program is $900 and includes all classroom materials. At the conclusion of class, students will pay a $90 application fee to the state and once approved, are eligible to sit for the ARRT exam which costs $125.
Financial Aide Eligibility
Need-based scholarships are available to all eligible applicants. All program applicants will be given an opportunity to indicate their need for financial aide during the application process.